PINK is a group for anyone affected by cancer. We are an upbeat group of friendly people of all ages who enjoy socialising and are able to offer support before, during and after diagnosis.
PINK provides the opportunity to get together as a group - to meet new people and talk about any issues that are on your mind. PINK members all have a direct experience of cancer, and we are great listeners. It can be a huge relief to talk things through with people who understand exactly where you are coming from, so please don’t feel alone.
Socialising is a huge part of what PINK is all about, and you may be pleased to know that the emphasis is on the social and fun aspects of life, and is therefore a great distraction from the more challenging aspects associated with cancer. You can choose to come along to one of our monthly meetings, where we may have a guest speaker, and also enjoy some refreshments while chatting to other group members. Or join us at one of our subsidised events such as the summer outing, trip to the theatre and Christmas party.
Great support is available through the group. However, another option that may be of interest to you is individual counselling, one of the many support and wellbeing services available through CLAN Cancer Support. As our monthly meetings take place at CLAN House, members can easily find out about and access the full range services offered there.
Initially called Mastectomy Association Grampian (MAG), the charity underwent a re-brand in 2003 to reflect the fact its services had broadened. It had originally supported women who had undergone a diagnosis of breast cancer.
Now called PINK (People In Need of Kindness!) because members felt it important to extend the range of services to include anyone effected by the disease, directly or indirectly.
The group was formed by the first prosthesis fitter at Aberdeen's Woolmanhill Hospital, in 1982. A number of it's early members continue to support the group, with some still attending regular events.
From an initial group of 20, PINK has a core membership of over 90 people, and meets in CLAN House, the home of cancer support charity, Cancer Link Aberdeen and North (CLAN).